OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Defense attorneys have asked a judge to dismiss criminal charges against an Oklahoma prison warden's wife accused of helping a convicted killer escape in 1994.
Bobbi Parker is charged with assisting Randolph Dial escape from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite. More than a decade later, in April 2005, Dial and Parker were found living together on a chicken ranch in east Texas.
Parker's attorney, Garvin Isaacs, says in the motion that the three-year statute of limitations on the charge expired, the charge was not properly filed and that the delay in charging her violated her due process rights.
Calls to prosecutors for comment were not immediately returned.
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